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Ford Meter Box Foundation Gives $1,000 to Aid in Hunger Relief

Funds applied to “Meat” the Need Initiative to pay meat processing fees on donated livestock and deer

(Wabash, Indiana) –Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has received a $1,000 donation from the Ford Meter Box to
support its “Meat” the Need initiative.
According to Feeding America, more than 3,800 residents of Wabash County regularly struggle with food
insecurity – over 1,000 of which are children. Debra Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the
Hungry, said that the funds received will be used to pay processing fees on over 750 pounds of donated
livestock and deer, with the meat being given to agencies serving food-insecure residents within Wabash
“Food banks, pantries and soup kitchens work to protect the most vulnerable and under-served in our
communities and these agencies continue to face increased demand due to the lasting effects of the 2020
pandemic.” Said Katie DeForest, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “Protein is
one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development. Sadly, it is also the hardest
commodity for food banks to obtain, especially now with the rising cost of groceries.”
“The Ford Meter Box Foundation’s generous grant will allow us to continue and expand on our mission of
hunger relief by providing over 3,000 more meals through local hunger relief agencies. We are so grateful
for the continued support of our efforts in responding to the needs of those in the community facing
hunger.” said Debra Treesh.
To donate, farmers and hunters just need to take their livestock or deer to a local participating meat
processor (call ahead to schedule livestock). After processing, local food banks and pantries are called to
pick up the donation. There is absolutely no charge to the livestock and deer donors. For a list of
participating meat processors, visit
About Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry
Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has paid to process almost 2 million pounds of meat – providing over 8 million
meals. Partnering with 85 meat processors statewide, the organization gives approximately 250,000 pounds of meat annually to
an average of 600 hunger relief agencies throughout Indiana. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry accepts donations and is always
looking for volunteers to help in efforts to reduce food insecurity throughout Indiana. For more information, please visit or call (260)233-1444

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